Committees of Council

Council has established the following Committees:

Audit & Risk Committee

Section 7.1A of the Local Government Act 1995 (the Act) requires that all local governments establish an Audit & Risk Committee (“the Committee”). The Committee plays a key role in assisting a local government to fulfil its governance and oversight responsibilities in relation to financial reporting, internal control structure, risk management systems, legislative compliance, ethical accountability and the internal and external audit functions.

The Terms of Reference for the Audit & Risk Committee is available Here.

Meeting Dates

Local Emergency Management Committee

The Shire of Dowerin Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC) is established under the Emergency Management Act 2005. The primary objective of the LEMC is to advise and assist the Shire of Dowerin in ensuring that emergency management arrangements are established, tested and reviewed. The LEMC will also actively contribute to the development of an efficient emergency management capability for the district.

The Terms of Reference for the Local Emergency Management Committee is available Here.

Meeting Dates

Bush Fire Advisory Committee

The Shire of Dowerin Bush Fire Advisory Committee (the Committee) is established under the Bush Fires Act 1954. The primary purchase of the Committee to provide guidance and advice on all matters relating to preventing, controlling and extinguishing of bush fires.  The Committee will also advise on the layout of fire breaks in the district, formations of bush fire brigade.  The Committee will assist in ensuring the cooperation and coordination of bush fire brigades.

The Terms of Reference for the Bush Fire Advisory Committee is available Here.

Meeting Dates

Australia Day Honours Committee

The Australia Day Honours Committee’s purpose is to determine the award recipient from the Honours nominations received for Citizen of the Year awarded annually on Australia Day.

The Australia Day Honours Committee does not have a Terms of Reference and meets annually to determine the award recipient from the Honours nominations received.

Meeting Dates

Road Verge Management Advisory Committee

The purpose of the RVMAC is to provide advice to Council on the management of road verges that considers:

  1. Road Safety;
  2. Environmental value and conservation of native flora and fauna;
  3. Economic impacts; and
  4. Aesthetic and social impacts.

To provide assistance and advice to the Shire Administration in the development of draft policies on road verge management for Council consideration, and to assist with community liaison on matters relating to road verge management.

The Terms of Reference for the Road Verge Management Committee is available Here.

Meeting Dates

Committee Membership

The membership of the above Committees is available Here.